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Chris Dyson Set To Make FIA WEC LMP1 Debut With Team LNT

26th November 2019 • Graham Goodwin

Two-time American Le Mans Series Champion Chris Dyson makes his FIA World Endurance Championship LMP1 debut in Bahrain next month aboard the #6 Team LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1.

Dyson, from Pleasant Valley, New York, joins the team after completing his Trans AM title challenge in the USA  two weeks ago with a clean sweep of pole position, race win and fastest lap that saw him fall just short of claiming the 2019 drivers title. He’ll be joined in the #6 Ginetta by Ginetta factory driver Mike Simpson, and by his long-time friend and regular co-driver in the title winning ALMS campaigns, 2003 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Guy Smith. The race in Bahrain will be his first appearance in an FIA WEC meeting since 2013, when he competed in the LMP2 class.

The sister #5 car sees Ginetta factory man Charlie Robertson return, after driving the #6 Ginetta last time out in China. Charlie will be joined by Ben Hanley and Jordan King.

Team LNT Owner Lawrence Tomlinson said: “It’s great to finally get Chris in the car. He showed great speed and consistency in pre-season testing and I know he’s raring to go. “Bahrain should suit the Ginetta, and as we saw in Shanghai where we ran first and second for over an hour and set the fastest lap, there is a real opportunity for a breakthrough result.

“At 8 Hours the race will be the longest so far for the Ginetta AER package but the reliability so far has been excellent. A good result is there for the taking.”

Chris Dyson said: “It’s been a long wait to get back into an LMP1 car. I can’t wait. “The car was excellent in testing and I have been keeping a close eye on the team’s progress through the season so far. “Bahrain, finishing at night under the floodlights, will be a new experience for me. I’ll be pushing as hard as I can to deliver on the clear potential of the Ginetta AER package.”

The 8 Hours of Bahrain gets underway on 14 December.